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Fujitsu CyberCity '96
WaxWeb WaxWeb 2.0 is an interactive film on the WWW that implements a dynamic version of VRML.
Communications Research Group
Electronic Learning Communities Research Group, Georgia Tech
Central Florida, University of
"ExploreNet(tm) is a general-purpose object
oriented, distributed two dimensional
graphic-based computational environment with
features to support role-playing games for
educational purposes, and cooperative learning
of many kinds."
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
Chartered in 1991 to conduct basic research on
computers and their use, research projects at
MERL tend to be interdisciplinary
investigations combining human-computer
interaction, social virtual reality, computer
netowrks, computer graphics, artificial
intelligence, multimedia, and human learning
and development. The current project is ,
Scalable Platform for Large Interactive
Networked Environments. Past projects include
Diamond Park and the Electronic Meeting Place.
Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL)
Sony CSL was founded in 1988 for the sole
purpose of conducting research related to
computer science. CSL's objective is to
"contribute extensively to social and
industrial development through original
research that looks ahead to the 21st
century." Current research is concerned with
distributed operating systems, computer
networks, programming languages,
human-computer interaction, and artificial
intelligence, among other research areas.
Virtual Society Project
"The Virtual Society Project is an umbrella for
a set of research projects within Sony CSL.
The overall goal of the Virtual Society
project is to investigate how the future
online community will evolve."
Community Place (Also known as CyberPassage)
Community Place has been designed to work in a
wide area, low bandwidth environment. It is
designed to use low cost PC machines and the
VRML graphics standard.
[Japan, Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL), VRML browser, Community Place Browser]
3D game that can be played simultaneously by any number of people across the Internet.
3D Point World
When using Blaxxun's CyberGate browser, users
can see other figures moving around in
Circle of Fire Studios Inc.
[United States, virtual communities]
By CompuServe, allows members to create
avatars and build their own on-line virtual
produced by Escot Corporation. Oz City is a showcase of the latest virtual technology, internet and multimedia. Spread throughout it's six floors are many forms of innovative technology including a version of a 3D virtual chat interface, Internet and WWW browsing and video kiosks with mpeg and interactive media. (In Japanese)
NTT Software Corporation
Sierra OnLine, Inc.
The Palace, Inc.
Virtual Society Gallery
Last Update: 1998.09.28 13:44:23.07 ajones